Those born within these years are recognised as energetic, bright and intelligent. This kind of person is sometimes referred to a "Qianli Ma" - a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li is equivalent to 500 metres).
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on January 31. It is believed those born in the year of the horse have excellent communication skills and enjoy being in the limelight.
In general, it is suggested that they are cheerful, popular, talented and enjoy entertaining. They are associated with success and cannot stand failure.
What are their weaknesses?
Constraint is said to be absent in people born on the year of the horse. While they are believed to be talented, they are impatient and hot-blooded about everything. Failure can result in pessimism.
The year of the horse is associated with people who are bad at managing their finances and pursue high profile careers. They pride themselves on being independent are rarely take advice from others, and have frequent bouts of bad temper.
What will the year of the horse bring?
For those born on the year of the horse, they will encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian). It is believed they will offend Taisui, the god in charge of fortune, so their finances may fluctuate. In terms of career, it is advised to keep the peace between colleagues.
For those not born on a horse year, the year ahead will bring health and prosperity. It is said to be an excellent time to travel, as the next 12 months will bring good luck. You are advised to mingle with the locals, savour authentic cuisine and discover somewhere you have never been before.